The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 58 53 91
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +38
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 56 59 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.76% 3.91% 1.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.79% 26.22% 11.48%
Number of salaries quoted 54 56 23
Average salary £37,750 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Visual Studio
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Development Applications Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
283 225 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 19.01% 14.90% 11.77%
Number of salaries quoted 240 206 183
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cambridge region.

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Cambridge

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio.

1 91 (68.42%) C#
2 87 (65.41%) .NET
3 75 (56.39%) HTML
4 71 (53.38%) C++
5 63 (47.37%) CSS
6 59 (44.36%) SQL Server
6 59 (44.36%) Software Engineering
7 55 (41.35%) Java
8 53 (39.85%) Agile Software Development
9 50 (37.59%) Microsoft
10 48 (36.09%) Degree
11 47 (35.34%) XML
12 43 (32.33%) JavaScript
13 42 (31.58%) SQL
14 41 (30.83%) ASP.NET
14 41 (30.83%) Computer Science
15 39 (29.32%) OO
16 33 (24.81%) Windows
17 32 (24.06%) C
18 31 (23.31%) TDD
19 30 (22.56%) Team Foundation Server
20 26 (19.55%) WCF
21 24 (18.05%) MVC
22 23 (17.29%) User Experience
23 22 (16.54%) HTML5
23 22 (16.54%) Finance
24 21 (15.79%) CSS3
25 20 (15.04%) Confluence
25 20 (15.04%) Atlassian
25 20 (15.04%) Marketing

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (15.04%) Confluence
2 7 (5.26%) IIS
3 4 (3.01%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (6.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.53%) SaaS
2 5 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.02%) SMS
1 8 (6.02%) SMPP
1 8 (6.02%) NFC
2 3 (2.26%) Internet
2 3 (2.26%) Firewall
3 2 (1.50%) Wireless
3 2 (1.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.50%) DNS
4 1 (0.75%) Intranet
4 1 (0.75%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (44.36%) SQL Server
2 17 (12.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.26%) MySQL
4 5 (3.76%) DB2
4 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.26%) QlikView
5 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.75%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 30 (22.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (14.29%) NUnit
3 11 (8.27%) Rhino Mocks
4 10 (7.52%) WiX
4 10 (7.52%) MSBuild
5 8 (6.02%) MSTest
6 4 (3.01%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.50%) Moq
7 2 (1.50%) AQtime
7 2 (1.50%) dotTrace
7 2 (1.50%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.50%) Selenium
7 2 (1.50%) JIRA
7 2 (1.50%) ReSharper
7 2 (1.50%) Gerrit
7 2 (1.50%) GCC
7 2 (1.50%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.50%) QUnit
7 2 (1.50%) Bugzilla
General
1 22 (16.54%) Finance
2 20 (15.04%) Marketing
3 12 (9.02%) Banking
4 5 (3.76%) Automotive
5 4 (3.01%) Electronics
6 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 88 (66.17%) Developer
2 42 (31.58%) Software Developer
3 39 (29.32%) Software Engineer
4 36 (27.07%) C# Developer
5 23 (17.29%) Graduate
6 20 (15.04%) Author
6 20 (15.04%) Technical Author
7 14 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
8 11 (8.27%) .NET Developer
9 7 (5.26%) Graduate Developer
9 7 (5.26%) Junior C# .NET Developer
9 7 (5.26%) Junior C# Developer
9 7 (5.26%) C# Software Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) Junior Developer
9 7 (5.26%) Junior
10 5 (3.76%) C++ Software Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) Team Leader
10 5 (3.76%) Junior .NET Developer
10 5 (3.76%) Applications Developer
11 4 (3.01%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (65.41%) .NET
2 75 (56.39%) HTML
3 63 (47.37%) CSS
4 47 (35.34%) XML
5 41 (30.83%) ASP.NET
6 26 (19.55%) WCF
7 22 (16.54%) HTML5
8 21 (15.79%) CSS3
9 19 (14.29%) SOAP
10 16 (12.03%) jQuery
10 16 (12.03%) WPF
11 14 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (9.77%) JSP
13 12 (9.02%) .NET Framework
14 10 (7.52%) LINQ
14 10 (7.52%) Java ME
15 9 (6.77%) J2EE
16 8 (6.02%) XSLT
17 7 (5.26%) Web Services
17 7 (5.26%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 41 (30.83%) Computer Science
2 23 (17.29%) User Experience
3 13 (9.77%) Mathematics
4 8 (6.02%) Blackberry
4 8 (6.02%) Algorithms
5 5 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.01%) Device Driver
6 4 (3.01%) 3D Graphics
6 4 (3.01%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.26%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.50%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.75%) PMI
9 1 (0.75%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 33 (24.81%) Windows
2 18 (13.53%) Linux
3 12 (9.02%) Android
4 9 (6.77%) UNIX
5 8 (6.02%) Windows Phone
5 8 (6.02%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (44.36%) Software Engineering
2 53 (39.85%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (29.32%) OO
4 31 (23.31%) TDD
5 24 (18.05%) MVC
6 18 (13.53%) Scrum
7 16 (12.03%) Multithreading
8 11 (8.27%) Unit Testing
8 11 (8.27%) OOD
9 9 (6.77%) User Stories
10 8 (6.02%) Risk Management
10 8 (6.02%) Regression Testing
10 8 (6.02%) Software Architecture
10 8 (6.02%) Financial Modelling
11 7 (5.26%) Mentoring
12 6 (4.51%) CRM
13 4 (3.01%) Project Management
14 3 (2.26%) Data Modelling
14 3 (2.26%) UML
14 3 (2.26%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 91 (68.42%) C#
2 71 (53.38%) C++
3 55 (41.35%) Java
4 43 (32.33%) JavaScript
5 42 (31.58%) SQL
6 32 (24.06%) C
7 18 (13.53%) Perl
8 12 (9.02%) Python
8 12 (9.02%) PowerShell
9 8 (6.02%) T-SQL
9 8 (6.02%) XAML
10 5 (3.76%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.26%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.26%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.50%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.50%) VB
12 2 (1.50%) VBA
13 1 (0.75%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 48 (36.09%) Degree
2 5 (3.76%) VCP4
3 2 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.52%) QA
2 8 (6.02%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 5 (3.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 50 (37.59%) Microsoft
2 20 (15.04%) Atlassian
3 15 (11.28%) Oracle
4 8 (6.02%) TOWER Software
4 8 (6.02%) Telerik
5 4 (3.01%) Facebook
5 4 (3.01%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.50%) Riverbed
7 1 (0.75%) Twitter
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